Slow Down – Planning Your Research

Fiona Brooker
Apr 14, 2023
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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What Do You Want to Know?
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What Do You Already Know?
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Make a Research Plan
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Make a Timeline
10m 27s
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Researching
4m 30s
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Use the Research Plan
2m 20s
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Questions / answers
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Announcements / prize
1m 47s

About this webinar

It’s so exciting! You’ve just received a new certificate and have new family names. There’s so much new research to do and before you know it it’s 2am and somehow you missed dinner. Finding new family can be exciting, but sometimes it pays to slow down and plan your research.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Fiona Brooker is a professional genealogist (Memories In Time) who has been actively researching her family history for over 35 years, inspired by two marriage certificates and a collection of family letters written from New Zealand back to her im
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  1. SB
    Susan Bramley
    9 months ago

    Great information. I wish I had gone slow from the start but never too late to go slow – and clear the backlog!

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    Helen Simmons
    1 year ago

    This webinar is just what I needed to hear today!

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  3. AW
    Allison Willis
    1 year ago

    Awesome as usual

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  4. AP
    Allan Pope
    1 year ago

    Excellent presentation and examples

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  5. CC
    Christine Chesters
    1 year ago

    Oh the joys of shiny things! I laughed when Fiona spoke of this because I, for sure, fall down that rabbit hole more than I care to admit. Fiona puts everything into perspective with ease. Excellent examples of research questions being too broad. I also love the use of the acronym SMART, which is one we used in the military leadership schools. Much praise to Fiona!

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    Cynthia Nielsen
    1 year ago

    Fiona’s method of doing a research plan really resonated with me, even though I’ve heard the same thing from others, I feel like I finally get it!! Thank you for a great presentation!!

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    Mary Rohner
    1 year ago

    Fabulous information and ideas on slowing down your research and keeping focused.

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  8. TQ
    Tamara Quiring
    1 year ago

    Very entertaining and packed with information; highly recommend

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